Reforestation Symposium 2020: Meet Eco-Friendly Leaders for Earth Month

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown

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Are you a decision-maker looking for new ways to "Go Green"?

Are you an environmental manager looking to lower carbon emissions for your company?

Are you a university student preparing for a career in climate action?

To celebrate the Month of the Earth 2020 and highlight the potential of reforestation, Sustinere Global is proud to host its first Biannual Reforestation Symposium. This event will feature prominent keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an action-based approach to put you and your organization at the forefront of climate solutions.

Keynote, honorary and plenary speakers include:

  • Joanna Kerr, President of Tides Canada. She was the Executive Director of Greenpeace Canada, part of a global network working to stop climate change, save the environment, protect precious biodiversity and advance Indigenous rights. A lifelong feminist and activist, Joanna previously served as the first female Chief Executive of ActionAid International, a global social justice and poverty alleviation federation.

  • Dr. Jay Malcolm, Professor at the Daniels Faculty’s Forestry program at the University of Toronto. Dr. Malcolm received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Guelph and his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He specializes in conservation biology, tropical ecology, landscape ecology, and ecological impacts of climate change. Dr. Malcolm also researches community ecology and has been featured on CBC for his research work.

  • Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario. He is a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and has provided forestry services to landowners, developed forest management plans on Crown and private lands, and led forest audits for the Forest Stewardship Council and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). Rob is geared towards accomplishing Forests Ontario's vision and has been featured in the news recently for the 50 Million Tree Program.

  • Andrei Stoica, CEO & Founder of Sustinere Global. He is a jurist, policy analyst, and humanist, working with the Government of Canada. He is passionate about giving everyone choices and resources for living with dignity in a clean natural environment. Andrei brings over 5 years of leadership experience across both the governmental and non-profit sectors and conducts reforestation projects in Canada and South America.

With the importance of making our planet livable for future generations and tackling the global climate crisis, all sectors of business, government, academia, and non-profit must work together to implement eco-friendly solutions. Reforestation has emerged as a key answer for offsetting carbon emissions, as featured in the journal Science (2019) and by UN Environment (2020).

This event will provide you with tangible knowledge about one of the most prominent climate action approaches to save our planet, which is to plant trees. Come prepared to learn how to integrate reforestation in your environmental plan or career focus, and walk away with a new network of like-minded change-makers.

Event schedule:

6:00 pm - Registration and Check-In

6:15 pm - Facilitated Networking and Beverages

6:30 pm - Plenary Presentation - Andrei Stoica

6:50 pm - Q&A Session

7:00 pm - Honorary Guest Presentation - Dr. Jay Malcolm

7:20 pm - Q&A Session

7:30 pm - Keynote Presentation - Joanna Kerr

7:50 pm - Q&A Session

8:00 pm - Keynote Presentation - Rob Keen

8:20 pm - Q&A Session

9:00 pm - Post-Symposium Reception and Entertainment at the "Hair of the Dog Neighborhood Pub and Restaurant" with Complementary Horderves

This symposium is appropriate for decision-makers in government, business or the non-profit sector, environmental managers, international development practitioners, forestry and conservation professionals, academics and university students looking to focus their careers on climate action and green growth.

Event proceeds will go to support Sustinere Global to cover event costs and sustain tree planting efforts in Canada and abroad. See the "Tickets" section for more information.

Event website: https://www.reforest-symposium-2020.com

Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/186380922643012/

Organization website: https://www.sustinere-global.com

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown

475 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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